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CNN
Mar 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
korea, kim jong-un welcomed the troops at the front line with south korea, the communist regime unveiled new threats, including a possible nuclear attack. the u.n. security council pushed back by adopting sanctions. >> reporter: wolf, tensions remain high here on the korean peninsula, following days of aggressive rhetoric from north korea that says it is ready for war. the rogue state, which made the extraordinary threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the united states says it is still willing to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the korean war back in 1953. now once they do that, they begin the exercises which start next week. now no one really knows what it means but there are fears that there could be provocations from pyongyang. this comes in the wake of u.n. sanctions that were voted unanimously by the security council. and with china's support it sends a very strong message that they're also fed up with north korea's belligerent behavior. north korea says they're on high alert and ready for any attack. >> and ambassador susan rice is joining us from the united nat
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
greeted their leader kim jong-un during his made for tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear threat as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for the nuclear test. the obama administration isn't backing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. was watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars, and satellites already nearby. military officials say so far there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile, shown in a north korea military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000 mile range. that's not as far as th
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
of dennis rodman going there with kim jong-un, going back, doing the sunday talkers saying he doesn't want war. wants to speak with the president? >> well, you know, rodman got in to see kim jong-un, i couldn't. i went with eric schmidt at google. i don't think it was serious diplomacy. but i don't want to diminish rodman. it could be that the weight of this new leader is through nontraditional diplomacy. ngos. >> former chicago bulls? >> well, i won't say a sports person, but, you know, we need to talk to this guy. and he, i think, is unfortunately heading in the wrong direction. so i hope some diplomacy emerges after we put on these sanctions which i support. after we say, look, there's going to be a cost for all of this bellicose rhetoric and nuclear tests and the missile launches. i think they're gearing up for a big negotiation, the north koreans, where they say, look, you want us to stop this stuff. we want food, fuel, sanctions. >> right. >> some big grand bargain. i think that's what they're doing. but, you know, i've been there many times. i don't know what they're up to. >> great
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
if the threats are indications of real insecurity in the regime or kim jong un's way of asserting authority. >> we don't really know the internal situation in terms of what he might have to do or who he might have to owe in terms of the ability to sustain power. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. officials tell us that it is extre extremely difficult to get human intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. they're not as worried about the big grand scale attack, but they are worried about smaller provocations like shelling some of those islands there near south korea that could lead to a tit for tat response and really see things escalate on the peninsula. ka kate? >> this is just the latest in a string of threats as you well know and you've talked about. thanks so much from the pentagon for us this evening. >>> let's dig deeper on this now with the veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. i don't need to remind our viewers, governor, but you have been to north korea a number of times and most recently just in january. thanks so much f
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
rodman. the white house weighing in on kim jong-un's new pal. i'm wolf blitzer. europe in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it's the first full day, work day i should say, since the forced budget cuts went into effect. most americans probably haven't felt a thing. at least not yet. president obama's credibility though is being tested. after the various warnings he's given about the impact of those cuts. some very dire. some more cautious. our national political correspondent jim acosta's over at the white house with the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is insisting that americans will start feeling the pain from these forced budget cuts now going into effect. while the white house is rejecting the notion that it's engaging in any kind of hype, one cabinet secretary today had to admit that he got some of his facts wrong on some of the impacts. from the table in the cabinet room, president obama warned the consequences of those automatic budget cuts are coming to kitchen tables across the country. >> it is an area deep concern. i think everybody kno
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 3:00am PST
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NBC
Mar 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
to cover a story. >> kim jong-un, developing bigger, louder, boom, boom bomb. >> they make it up. >> harrison ford alarmed to hear news about blade runner killing girlfriend. >> for 25 years the onion has specialized in satire, silliness and the sophomoric. no subject it off limits. the earningier, the better. the fruits of their labor apparently in their elegant, loft-style chicago office. the onion is so good at making up the news that its content has often been mistaken for real. >> our friends at the onion recently named north korean leader kim jong-un their sexiest man alive for the year 2012. that should have been punchline enough, but neither the chinese nor the north koreans got the joke. the story was redistributed by a chinese news agency and billions read it without humor or irony and that is pretty funny. onion editor will tracy says it happens with some frequency. >> we did a story about -- during the election in which we said that a gallup poll had found that ahmadinejad was polling better than obama in the rural midwest and that was picked up in iran as sort of an
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
't forget the military regions. the military personnel in japan and 28,000 in south korea, kim jong un certainly hasn't forgotten. the money lead. once upon a time tweeting was something the birds did. twitter cofounder jack dorsey changed that seven years ago and joins us on twitter's birthday. >>> in the world lead we begin with breaking news. cnn's barbara starr has just learned u.s. intelligence officials are backing off reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. the investigation, however, is still ongoing. both the syrian government and rebel groups have pointed fingers in recent days claiming the other side was behind the chemical weapons strike. yesterday president obama said the use of chemical weapons in syria would be a game changer and the international community would have no other choice but to act. i want to bring in our panel to talk about it. robert waxler president of the center for middle east peace, michelle dunn director of middle east programs at the atlantic council and ussain ibish senior fellow on the palestine chemical weapons. i want you to listen to what
FOX News
Mar 14, 2013 12:00am PDT
should get a nobel peace prize because he will be the one that puts kim jong-un and president obama together. >> president obama should call kim kim jong-il to make it happen. >> that coat was less flamboyant from any the pope was wearing. from the pope on down. >> and vice president biden, your favorite person he will lead the delegation. is this a what could possibly go wrong situation? >> well, if you bring in dennis rad money. dennis rodman. rodman, you could be right, a young, naive black man mostly known for smoking pot and leaving foreign policy, what could go wrong? >> and winning a know -- nobel peace prize. >> as much as we make fun of dennis rodman, his policy of having the north koreans talk with obama is not that far off from what hillary clinton has vowed and what barack obama himself wanted us to do. he wants to pick up the phone and talk to these guys. he just thinks i haven't made peace yet because we haven't met each other. just think, rodman is articulating the obama policy. >> rick, i wanted to ask you, venezuela's acting president since hugo chavez died. he cred
FOX News
Mar 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
as the country just released this photo of ruler kim jong un meeting with his generals. just yesterday troops rallied in north korea supporting his decision to put missile units on stand by to attack u.s. military bases. u.s. officials say the latest threats are nothing more than talk. well, there has been a tragic accident that has left a member of the elite's seal team six dead and another injured. they were doing routine free fall training at a base in arizona when the two men collided mid-air. they were rushed to the hospital. one died his name has not been released. stable condition this morning. the military is investigating this accident. nearly 3 dozen georgia educators, including a former superintendent, indicted in one of the nation's largest test cheating scan tells. the indictment claims that atlanta public school employees conspired to conceal sheeting or even retaliate against whistle blowers in an effort to bolster standardized test scores. 2011 state investigation found cheating on test by nearly 180 educators in 44 atlanta schools. clayton, tell us what's happening in sports.
KRON
Mar 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
-- where he says he became friends with leader kim jong un. he's even planning to vacation with him this summer. rodman say kim jong un wants peace -- and is apparently now trying to arrange a the f-a-a has approved a boeing plan to redesign the batteries for its 787 dreamliners. boeing says it will re- minimize the chances of a short circuit. they're talking about better insulation and a new venting system. the 787 fleet has been uary. after a battery fire on one plane. another. more flights at smaller airlines are arriving late. 81 percent of flights arrived within 14 minutes of the scheduled time this past january. that's down from 83-point- seven percent a year ago. on-time rating. as for the worst -- frontier, express jet and american eagle all did nasa now thinks that mars was once capable of supporting very simple formsthe discovery was made by the curiosity mars rover, which arrived on the red 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: for the past few months the curiosity rover has been exploring an area just north of the martian equator...here...near what's called the gal
Current
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
who are playing bad, sit them down on the bench and say you're done. first up, kim jong-un. un, you would think i know how to say it by now because of the numbers of times i've had to tell you you're done. you think you can rattle your saber as loud as you want. but hey, could you stop rattleing so damn often? i can't keep your threats straight. we take your threats and you start a pinterest
Current
Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
spectacle dennis rodman told north korean dictator kim jong-un you have a friend for life. i'm glad you're becoming friends of the dictators but whose life do you mean, dennis? the lifetime of someone in the north korean force labor camp? that's not very long. i think dennis rodman's trip to north korea is great diplomacy but kim has enough friends for one lifetime. >>> after two years of unrest and civil war in syria, after tens of thousands of casualties, after unlimited destruction to countless syrian cities and sites, the u.s. announced their first major policy shift in regard to the conflict. america will for the first time offer direct nonlethal aid a $60 million package to the free syrian army mainly consisting of food rations and medical supplies given to carefully screened members of the fsa. that announcement was made earlier today by secretary of state john kerry who was in rome for an international conference on syria. >> this funding will allow the opposition to reach out and help the local councils to be able to rebuild in their liberated areas of syria. >> john: joining u
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 8:00am PST
emotional response to that country's leader kim jong-un. this played out as mr. kim was visiting his troops near the border with south korea. the troops raising their arms in jubilation, but the really good stuff, all the great pictures, actually came as president kim was leaving. now watch. oh, my lord. looks like the reverse normandy. troop, people in civilian clothes, swarming down the beach. some rushing the boat. look at this. this is insane. the boat was pulling away and his followers couldn't get enough of him. and the backdrop is this. a very defiant response to extremely tough united nations sanctions. the north says it is scrapping all nonaggression agreements with south korea. so the armistice, no more. this comes a day after north koreaen preemptive nuclear strike. for its part, the white house is doubting the north korean ability to actually launch a nuclear strike, but in the end it says the united states is prepared just in case. >> the united states is fully capable of defending against any north korean ballistic missile attack. >> so i've always wondered just how prepared a
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 10:00am PST
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
. the north korean leader, kim jong un went even beyond what he had done before in using sexist, demeaning, colloquial language about the first female president of south korea who was just inaugurated. he seems to want to spark controversy there. and hamid karzai, the constellation of problems that the president faces in foreign policy. afghanistan, a huge problem with karzai behaving in such a way that it's going to inflame congress, if not the white house. it's awfully hard to keep saying well he's got domestic political problems. he is the -- he's the leader we have to deal with. but it's not going well. >> all of this is an illustration of it feels like it's particularly second-term issues with presidents. it's always something and no matter how much they want to sort of set out an agenda of the things that they want to finish up with their the world has this nasty tendency to intrude. and there were so many different multiple possibilities for headaches, all of which we're talking about. >> just the very fact that he is leaving for this trip is still going to get a lot of attention. a
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
used to bolster north korean leader kim jong-un military credentials. so far, officials in south korea say no suspicious activity in north korea has been detected. >>> and amanda knox has been ordered by italy's top criminal court to stand trial again for the 2007 murder of her roommate meredith kercher. knox released a statement vowing to fight on. knox said, quote, it was painful to receive the news that the italian supreme court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair. knox and her then boyfriend who were originally prosecuted and found guilty of killing kercher. knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison but later acquitted after serving only four. today's ruling means the case against knox will be reheard at a new appeals court in florence either later this year or 2014. knox doesn't have to go back for the trial. and if the court upholds the conviction, then italy would have to seek extradition with the united states. that would be a fascinating
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
through the main square in pyongyang, the mass demonstration was a show of support for kim jong-un who ordered the country's rockets on standby. >>> former south african president nelson mandela remains in the hospital. he's said to be making steady progress. >>> americans are still shopping despite higher gas prices and payroll taxes. spending was up .7% last month leading some economists to raise growth targets for the quarter. >>> now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to h"hardball." no secret supreme court justices are apair of popular opinion when they start cases, the background music of this week's two gay marriage cases was at tuesday of the public on that. in 2009, not 100 years ago, 2009, only 32% of african-americans supported same-sex marriage, while a majority of african-americans, 53%, were opposed. by december of last year, 2012, the percentage supporting in that community supporting same-sex marriage jumped to a majority, 51%. the biggest jump in support for gay marriage was among blue collar workers of all ethnic groups. back in 2004, only 18% were in favor. now wit
Current
Mar 5, 2013 3:00am PST
to do this and broker a relationship between kim jong-un and obama shouldn't it have been metta world peace? really? [ laughter ] i mean dennis rodman? >> peter: metta world peace elbows kim jong-un in the head. >> namewise it would have worked. i'm look forward to seeing what hbo comes out of this with. they were over there shooting this supposedly. >> peter: this is for a show for hbo being done by vice, a magazine and they have a web site. it is really good stuff. i have a travel dvd that they've done before. so i'm really excited to see this. >> it was great once they explained to dennis he wasn't in south korea and he wasn't going to see psi. at first he thought he was going to see the gangnam style guy. he tweeted and said dude, wrong place. >> peter: i want to talk about a local story here. joe flacco. he has quite the contract. how much is he getting paid now? >> supposedly, it is the richest contract in nfl history. now, the nfl money is sort of like the money on rodman's jacket. you can't really take it into starbucks and buy a venti anything with it. it is not real. these c
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
player back from north korea, where he met with basketball fan and iron fisted leader kim jong-un. rodman says he loves the guy, even in the face, of course, of all those pesky prison camps and starving masses, for heaven's sakes. the worm, apparently, is even dishing out an invite to president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> did you say, why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> no, you know, it's a different story. it's a different story because, guess what, the kid is only 28 years old. 28. >> no one's ever going to confuse rodman with being secretary of state. we'll just put that out there. but what about his gushing praise for this guy? is rodman a pawn? is he a peace maker? is he just another punch line? is l.z.? >> was that a "saturday night live" skit? >> no. >> because i just simply can't believe we're still talking about dennis rodman in this capacity. look, you can't expe
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
fanatic response to kim jong-un as he visited a military camp near the south korean border. troops raising their arms in apparent joy. as he left, soldiers and people from a nearby village chasing, look at them go, through the water, towards his boat, swarming the beach, wading into the freeding cold water, there he is waving good-bye, sending him off. but the reason for his visit to this area, it is a frightening one. this was all part of the young leader's swift and defiant response to u.n. sanctions against north korea. cnn international's veteran reporter, anchor, everything else, jim clancy, in the studio here. we know that the sanctions were unanimously approved, so explain to me what kim jong-un was doing in the hours afterwards. >> well, you know, i looked at that video and i thought to myself -- >> what was that? >> they really would be cheering if he was actually leaving the country, because it is a devastated wreck. he is on the ropes. he is more isolated than ever. this is all staged. we know that. >> propaganda. >> it is a propaganda film put together with a great leader there
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the moment, this is the calibration that the president believes is correct to try to give the opportunity for
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
the north koreans to behave for years. they brought kim jong un on numerous trips to china and they show him factories and they tell him this is how you need to reform your economy. the north koreans have not listened. they constantly issue provocations. it's not good for business. and the business of china right now is business. host: taking your calls on foreign-policy issues. up first, grand junction, colorado, on the democratic line is cat. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a fan of obama. nobody does anything exactly right. when you are fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it gets to be pretty hard. i think he has handled it in a very courageous and very gentlemanly way. i have never seen a speech being given when he was on his way getting in office where they showed a picture of a man with a sign strapped around his waist [indiscernible] i don't think we would of seen that before any other president. host: how about north korea being a tree pena nation to deal with, on an international level? caller: i think obama is doing the best he can, considerin
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. then there are these north korean threats coming from the regime of kim jong un to launch the nuclear preemptive strikes as north korean officials call them. frankly, megyn, nobody is taking those very seriously. frankly, while north korea does have a long range missile that could possibly reach hawaii or even alaska, it does not yet have the technology to put a nuclear warhead on that missile. that's not to say the threats are being dismissed entirely because obviously there are other ways of attacking the united states. but the video you just showed, the missile launches they have done, the nuclear tests they've carried out, all are not meaningful right now because they're moving towards a nuclear weapon that can reach the u.s. they do not have it. most experts will tell you, they are at least two years away from achieving that technology, megyn. >> megyn: all right. jonathan, thank you. well, new questions today about whether what some are calling the president's 2014 mid term election strategy may have just back fired. today we'll look at the media pushback on the exaggerations over these budget cha
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
plans to return to north korea this summer. telling khjv, he will vacation with kim jong-un. >> i don't condone what he does, but he's my friend. >> do you anticipate going over there again? >> yes, i had. in august. >> you are going over again? >> yes, vacation. yes. >> rodman sat next to the north korean leader as the two watched an exhibition basketball game in pyongyang. >>> michael bloomberg will appeal a decision to block a city ban on the sale of large sugary drinks. the ruling came just before the ban was to begin. cnn's mary snow has more for you. >> reporter: it was the fist of its kind effort in the country to ban soda, sugary drinks, even some types of coffee beverages from being served in containers larger than 16 ounces. part of michael bloomberg's effort to fight obesity. but beverage companies, restaurants, movie theaters and others went to court to fight back against what they called a nanny state. just hours before the ban was to take affect, a state supreme court judge invalidated the city's rule, saying it is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some, but
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
and they are increasing, so that is serious. the other thing is dealing with a new leader, kim jong un, and we still don't know a lot about him, and his reign is developing right before our eyes. he was seen at a artillery site recently which was the same site that fired in 2010 on the south korean island where they had casualties there. another thing is they have a new president in south korea and usually north korea has some kind of pof vocation after a new south korean president takes office. we don't know what he's going to do, but i suspect he's going to do something in the next few weeks or months. jenna: what is also concerning to many analysts is the relationship between north korea and iran. there is certainly a lot of focus on missile interception on the west coast because of the geography with north korea. what about our east coast? what about their relationship with iran? should we be looking elsewhere besides just ask and california to beef up our defenses? >> the iranians certainly, as we all know, we've talked many times, are developing a nuclear weapon. they have missile technology, shor
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
to the process and sit down no. 3 and say what are you doing? is kim jong un committed to denuclearization? and determine if there is any viability to go back to the joint statement. that is a process and that is a meaningful one and my last comment is, i was one of the few in 2012 who was optimistic. i saw some personnel moves being made by kim jong un. he replaced his ministry of defense and replaced his chief of staff. he put people in there, the party officer who is overseeing the military general. he put his uncle into a high position where he treated -- there was some momentum and that fell apart. because of the process. they just launched an they tested and that has come to this position where we're at. a very dangerous stalemate. the chinese now can move this process forward. get them to the table and get some momentum going rather than continued escalation and potential for confrontation. >> thank you. ambassador joseph. would you put your microphone on, please? >> thank you for the invitation to be here and to testify. i will try to be very brief. while one can argue and i think
CNN
Mar 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
recent long-range rocket and nuclear tests, sharp said the son, kim jong-un, is even more dangerous. >> he is in a place where he has more threatening assets that are being developed than his father did. >> reporter: south korea is still trying to determine if the north recently used an entirely different offensive capability, a cyber attack on south korean banks and television stations that caused thousands of computers to crash. now, so far, the u.s. has taken a sort of go-slow approach with north korea, trying to preserve stability on the peninsula. but general sharp said it's now time to be more forceful, trying to push as much information and broadcasts into north korea to encourage the north korean people to take a harsher look at their own government. as well as trying to help south korea develop the kind of stealthy jets that can get into north korea and destroy some of those missiles before they take off. wolf? >> let's not forget, chris, there are nearly 30,000 american troops along the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. they would be very vulnerable. there
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 11:00am PST
supreme commander kim jong-un wants, no matter what the u.s. says. victory is ours. >> adding to the situation here, ongoing joint military drills between the u.s. and close ally south korea. the south and the north still technically in a state of war. more than 28,000 u.s. soldiers are currently stationed in south korea. >>> to venezuela now. allegations of u.s. involvement in a conspiracy. so in this lengthy address to the nation, earlier today, venezuela's vice president says he has clues that the u.s. is plotting against venezuela. this theory leading to the ejection of a u.s. diplomat from the country, supposedly within 24 hours. by the way, the u.s. denying that claim. let's go to shasta darlington. what are they basing this conspiracy that the u.s. and other so-called enemies are trying to destabilize venezuela? >> reporter: well, brooke, i mean, he didn't give a whole lot of concrete clues. it was a very bizarre press conference. you have to look at the context more than anything. this is coming right on the heels of an announcement here on national television that hug
Current
Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
watching the harlem globetrotters. that's where dennis rodman and kim jong-un were watching the harlem globetrotters together. >> stephanie: hal sparks, funniest teenager in chicago. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> still have the shirt
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
-- the reason i -- i think kim jong-uns of the world are dinosaurs. they're dying because these harsh dictatorships from orwell's 1984 are not delivering. the reason this is not a viable system is because 30% of the people are starving. so the more they can squeeze people in political ideology and the special space but they can't see that. same like that in iran. the roads are bad in iran. the country has a lot of oil and it into should be spread out but the roads are bad. so the common people have a little political space to build a movement about the tangible bread and butter issue. the whole arab spring was started bay vendor setting himself on fire because he couldn't sell food, and because his dignity was destroyed by being beaten bay fee money police ma'am, but the whole thing started as bread and butter issues. you mobilize people. but when you start bread and butter issue protest and the country have 25% of the people unemployed, then you can grow numbers tremendously fast, once you grow numbers you become a movement, and once you become a movement, you can try to change with
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
jong-un, during his military inspection tour of border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear attack on the u.s. as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for his recent nuclear test. the obama administration isn't packing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. is watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> reporter: cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, bars, and satellites nearby. so far, there are no signs of unusual military moves boy the nor -- moves boy the north. there's a disturbing program, the k08. this missile shown in a parade last year is undergoing engine testing. a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000-mile range. that's not as far as the rocket north korea launched which could hit alaska or hawaii. so why does
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